Publications

I’m not a fan of the closed academic publications system, so I try to have some form of version of all my papers available for free, as permitted by journal rules.

For those without journal access who wish for a copy of the full journal paper, please email me directly at cgfoster[ at]gmail[dot ]com

Journal Articles

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2014. Nurturing user–producer interaction: inclusive innovation flows in a low-income mobile phone market. Innovation and Development, 4, 2, 221-237
Full paper padlock  | For pre-publish see New models conference paper of the same name below

Heeks, R.B., Foster C.G., Nugroho, Y., 2014. New models of inclusive innovation for development. Introduction to special issue on New Models of Inclusive Innovation for Development. Innovation and Development, 4, 2, 175-185
Full paper padlock

Foster, C.G, 2014. Does Quality Matter for Innovations in Low Income Markets? The Case of the Kenyan Mobile Phone Sector. Technology in Society, 38, 119–129.
Full paper padlock  | For pre-publish see DSA conference paper of the same name below | Blog summary

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2013. Innovation and scaling of ICT for the bottom-of-the-pyramid. Journal of  Information Technology, 28, 296–315.
Full paper padlock  | Pre-publish version | Blog summary

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2013. Analyzing policy for inclusive innovation: the mobile sector and base-of-the-pyramid markets in Kenya. Innovation and Development, 3, 103–119.
Full paper padlock | Pre-publish version | Blog summary (external)

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2013. Conceptualising Inclusive Innovation: Modifying Systems of Innovation Frameworks to Understand Diffusion of New Technology to Low-Income Consumers. European Journal of Development Research, 25, 333–355.
Full paper padlock  | Pre-publish version

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2010. Researching ICT Micro-Enterprise in Developing Countries: Themes, Wider Concepts and Future Directions. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 43, 1–20.
Full paper

Conference Papers

Graham, M., Foster, C.G., 2014 Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Short paper presented at the Round Table on Inclusion in the Network Society – Mapping Development Alternatives, Forging Research Agendas , Bengaluru, India
Paper

Foster, C.G., 2013. Does Quality Matter For Diffusion Of Innovations In Low Income Markets? The Case Of The Kenyan Mobile Phone Sector. Presented at the Development Studies Association Conference, Birmingham, UK.
Paper | Presentation

Foster, C.G., 2013. Nurturing User-Producer Interaction: Innovation Flows in a Low Income Mobile Phone Market. Presented at the New Models of Innovation for Development, Manchester, UK.
Paper | Presentation

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2012. Analyzing policy for inclusive innovation: the mobile sector and base-of-the-pyramid markets in Kenya. Presented at the GLOBELICS 2012, Huangzhou, China.
See Innovation & Development paper of same name above for latest version

Foster, C.G., 2010. Analysing Informal ICT Micro-Enterprises Using Activity Theory: The Case of Mobile Handset Regulation in India. Presented at the ICTD2010, London, UK.
Paper | Presentation

Other Papers

Maitrot, M., Foster, C.G., 2014. Use of technology in delivering social protection: The Case of M-PESA, in: Rahmen, Z. H., Hulme, D., Maitrot, M., Ragno, L.P. (Eds.), Scaling-up Social Protection in Bangladesh. University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Draft chapter

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2011. Employment and the Mobile Sector in Developing Countries, Background Paper for UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2011. UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland.
Paper

Foster, C.G., 2011. ICTs and Informal Learning in Developing Countries, Development Informatics Working Paper No. 46. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Paper (external)

Foster, C.G., Heeks, R.B., 2010. A Model for Understanding ICT Micro-Enterprise in Developing Countries, Background Paper for UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2010. UNCTAD, Vienna.
Paper (see EJISDC paper above for newest version)

Dissertations

Foster, C.G., 2013. Micro-Enterprises and Inclusive Innovation: A Study of the Kenyan Mobile Phone Sector, PhD Thesis. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Thesis

Foster, C.G., 2008. ICT’s and Informal Learning in the South, Masters Thesis. IDPM, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Thesis (See development informatics working paper above for summary version)

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